CHARLOTTE – WINGS for kids, an afterschool program focused on social and emotional learning, announced winners of its inaugural SOAR Awards.
The awards celebrate heroes who advocate for equity in education, quality out-of-school time activities, and resources to support underserved and vulnerable communities.
The inaugural SOAR Award winners are:
- Mayor Jennifer Roberts.
- Debra Plousha Moore, systems chief of staff and executive vice president for Carolinas HealthCare System.
- Jay Everette, senior vice president of community affairs for Wells Fargo.
- Richard “Stick” Williams, retired president for Duke Energy Foundation.
“As agents of change in Charlotte, our awardees lead the initiatives that are transforming our community and addressing the challenges that our young people face every day,” said Ben Brandon, chair of the WINGS Charlotte Advisory Board.
The awards will be presented at a May 4 luncheon.